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Arnel Manalang
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GRADD College and Job Explosion This Saturday

The Green River Area Development District, along with the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club invites you to the College and Job Explosion. The event is Saturday, February 8th at the Boys & Girls Club at 3415 Buckland Square, Owensboro.

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Kirk Kirkpatrick Hangs Up Good News Phone – Rooster Booster Thursday

Thursday is a big day at Rooster Booster, the monthly breakfast sponsored by Owensboro-Daviess County Chamber of Commerce. The event will be carried live on 1490 WOMI and 1490womi.com. WOMI morning show contributor Kirk Kirkpatrick, after 37 years as host, will will retire from that post and so will his "Good News" phone which rings constantly during his commentary. Here's what's on the schedule, the first at the new Convention Center.

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Owensboro’s Jason Koger Featured in New Television Ad [Video]

This is very cool and super exciting.  Owensboro native Jason Koger, the city's very own "Bionic Man," is featured in a brand new TV ad for Macintosh and Apple.  The ad, shot around the world on iPhones in just one day, celebrates Mac's 30th anniversary of delivering on its promise . . .to put technology in the hands of the people.  And for Jason Koger that notion is both literal and figurative.  Check this out!

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Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
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Owensboro Symphony Chorus to Hold “An Evening of George Gershwin”

I’ve mentioned before that one of my favorite musical works is Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”. But that is not the only work of Gershwin that I like. From “Sometime” to an “American in Paris”, there are many works by Gershwin that I enjoy

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Jason Koger
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Jason Koger’s “Handing Back” Event

Jason Koger wanted to give back to the community that gave he and his family so much support six years ago when he had an accident that left him a double-amputee. Jason lost both hands in the accident and has been overwhelmed with all the encouragement and support from so many.He decided a great way to give back... The "Handing Back with Jason Koger and Special Guests" fundraiser.

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Owensboro Convention Center to Open This Weekend [Schedule of Events]

The long anticipated Owensboro Convention Center is slated to open this weekend. Tonight, CMA award-winning artist Sara Evans will perform after a dinner gala. The grand opening doesn't stop there - from music performances to a huge big game party, the Owensboro Convention Center will host free entertainment all weekend

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Erin Grant
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A Look Back At The Ice Storm Of 2009

When I tell people about the ice storm, which took place this week date for date five years ago, I tell them it was unlike anything I've ever experienced before or since. I mean I can remember when I was in third grade and we missed so much school due to snow, we had Saturdays as make-up days. Snow is fun, but ice? Not so much.

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OPD Is Asking For Your Help In Recent Robberies

After two recent robbery calls, the Owensboro Police Department is asking for your help. The two (separate) incidents occurred on Friday, January 24th in the parking lot of Wesleyan Park Plaza. The first call came in at 1:00am and the second at 7:20pm.

Both cases involved a while male subject wearing a dark colored jacket who approached his victims as they went to their vehicles in the parking lot. Each victim reported being threatened with a weapon as the suspect demanded money. The suspect (s) were able to flee on foot after taking money.

The OPD want you to stay safe and offers these tips:

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Andy Brasher and Josh Merritt Perform ‘Crows & Buzzards’ Live at WBKR [VIDEO]

If these guys came in once a week, it sure wouldn't hurt MY feelings. But they have stuff to do just like the rest of us. And we're grateful that part of that "stuff" that Andy Brasher and Josh Merritt do is come in and perform.

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Chamber to Host Legislative Forum Saturday

With the legislative session under way, there are a lot of items on the agenda for area legislators.  If you would like to find out what they are working on, and ask questions, you have a chance this Saturday

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Malcolm Bryant’s Hotel Program Will Save Lives

Hotel soap. When you're through with it, do you throw it away? Me, too. Then, where does it go? Some hotels are starting to recycle your disposed soap.

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OPD Issues Update On January 20th Fatality

Fatality update via the Owensboro Police Department:

On Monday, January 20th, 2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Owensboro Police Department responded to an accident with injuries call on Highway 60 East in front of the OMU Elmer Smith station.

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